By: Michael Goodwin, Lead Computer Technician
In our previous computer spyware removal article we just touched on what spyware is, how risky it can be, and explained a few symptoms. In this article we are going to go over some tips for removing Spyware from your system properly. “Why do you say properly?" That’s a very good question. I say “properly” because spyware isn’t a nuisance because it’s easy to remove, it’s because it’s tricky sometimes. Have you ever spilled juice on your carpet and scrubbed and scrubbed…… and scrubbed until the white was white again not purple only to see after a hour of drying it still had a purple hue to it? Well think of spyware the same way. If the computer isn’t prepped properly and scans and removal done properly the spyware will seem to be gone but after some time it will show back up. Spyware is notorious for duplicating. You may remove the file ‘thisisspyware.exe’ but the file ‘thisisspyware2.exe’ is hiding somewhere else waiting for you to remove his brother then duplicate. So it’s a kind of built in survival instinct. The stain will seem clean and gone but after some time you notice traces of it are still there. First we’re going to go over some of the common mistakes of spyware removal the average user makes. Then, we’ll explain how to correct these little mistakes to make you a Spyware killing guru. So lets get right to it and go over the list of common mistakes made, and if you are reading this and say “dang, that’s what I do!”. Don’t worry, we all make mistakes and the fact that you’re reading this now is a +1. Gadget Grave Computer Repair
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